15th April 2021
THE ROCKS: Cramond Island is a lump of tough dolerite, part of a series of igneous intrusions formed across this area around 330 million years ago. It has been beautifully exposed and shaped by flowing ice during the ice age. On the shore, various sedimentary layers are exposed, giving a glimpse into the geological variety of this area.
THE WALK: We will walk across the causeway at low tide, circle around the island and return. Distance 4.5km. This is classified as an Easy Walk, although the causeway can be slippery in places. It may be wet, windy or cold. Come equipped with strong footwear and waterproof clothing.
CORONAVIRUS – IMPORTANT INFORMATION: During Geowalks activities, the aim is to keep everyone safe and to minimise the risk of transmission of Coronavirus. Everyone has a duty to minimise the risk to themselves and others. All participants must read this document “Geowalks: Coronavirus Pandemic 2020-2021: Information for participants on short walks (version 2.0 15Mar21)” and you can only attend a Geowalks activity if you have read and agree to follow the procedures outline, and accept the risks involved.
Most importantly, do not attend if you are experiencing any symptoms of Coronavirus, or if you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, has tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 14 days. The main symptoms are a new continuous cough, fever or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste.